Durga Puja is also referred to as Durgotsava or Sharadotsav is an annual Hindu festival in Southern Asia that celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess Durga. This Festival comes every twice a year, and it is celebrated from the 6 to 10 day of bright lunar fortnight.
Durga Puja – one of the famous festivals of Hindus
All Hindus usually celebrated the Durga Puja in a grand manner. People celebrate this festival for celebrating the death of Mahishasura. Durga Devi kills him with the help of all powerful goddess and especially Lord Shiva. She called by using various names; each name represents different meanings. As Kali, she looks like a black color, and she killed Mahishasura in this name.
For instance, she also called as Bhawani. As Bhawani, she is called as the symbol of love. The only god called by many names that represent various symbols is Lord Durga in the world. She is the symbol of purity, knowledge, self-realization and truth. She is the natural dynamic energy through which the supreme realization manifests itself. Without Durga, Lord Shiva has no existence and without Shiva, goddess Durga has no survival.
There are so many famous devotional songs for the Durga Puja festival that it was played during the Durga Puja. Especially it is performed during the Navaratri festival. This function is celebrated by all Hindus throughout the world in a grand manner. They are conducting Navaratri every year for the celebrating the death of Mahishasura; he is killed by Durga. That’s why Hindus praise Durga by conducting a unique festival.
Durga Puja 2017 Dates
|Day 1||Mahalaya 2017||19th September 2017||Tuesday|
|Day 2||Maha Panchami 2017||25th October 2017||Monday|
|Day 3||Maha Sasthi 2017||26th October 2017||Tuesday|
|Day 4||Maha Saptami 2017||27th October 2017||Wednesday|
|Day 5||Maha Ashtami 2017||28th October 2017||Thursday|
|Day 6||Maha Nabami 2017||29th October 2017||Friday|
|Day 7||Vijaya Dashami 2017||30th October 2017||Saturday|
Durga Puja 2018 Dates
|Day 1||Maha Panchami 2018||14th October 2018||Sunday|
|Day 2||Maha Sasthi 2018||15th October 2018||Monday|
|Day 3||Maha Saptami 2018||16th October 2018||Tuesday|
|Day 4||Maha Ashtami 2018||17th October 2018||Wednesday|
|Day 5||Maha Nabami 2018||18th October 2018||Thursday|
|Day 6||Vijaya Dashami 2018||19th October 2018||Friday|
Durga Puja 2019 Dates
|Day 1||Maha Panchami 2019||3rd October 2019||Thursday|
|Day 2||Maha Sasthi 2019||4th October 2019||Friday|
|Day 3||Maha Saptami 2019||5th October 2019||Saturday|
|Day 4||Maha Ashtami 2019||6th October 2019||Sunday|
|Day 5||Maha Nabami 2019||7th October 2019||Monday|
|Day 6||Vijaya Dashami 2019||8th October 2019||Tuesday|
Significance of Durga Puja in every life
During Durga Puja, Durga is in the form of Divine Mother is worshiped with various ways as Lakshmi and Saraswathi. This festival is celebrated for nine days in honor of the nine forms of Durga. At the tenth day, all people celebrate Vijayathasami. The primary significance of celebrating the Durga festival is for the protection of health and property. The celebration of Durga Puja can provide you the new confidence and protect you from all problems you are facing in your life.
Why Do We Celebrate Durga Puja
Durga is the main reason for the celebration of Durga Puja. The reason is she killed the Mahashasura. That’s why all Hindus celebrate this event for Durga. At the time of the death of Mahashasura, she is in the form of most powerful three red eyes, bold, filled tongue and black skin. This form of the Durga is worshiped during the Durga Puja festival in Sandhikshan.
She killed him with the help of her husband, Lord Shiva. Durga killed him on the tenth day of the waxing moon. That’s why we celebrate this event on the tenth day of the Navaratri festival and praise the Durga.
How Durga Puja related to Navaratri
Durga Puja was celebrated by all Hindus throughout the globe in a great manner at the last day of the Navaratri festival. People think the celebration gives them all protection. It will remove entire bad karmas of your past lives, eliminate bad karmas from parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, protect you from the devil (there is no written evidence).
To promote the child’s birth, to strengthen the relationship between you and your mother, to improve the relationship between husband and wife and much more. Durga Puja is connected with the Navaratri festival because Durga has taken ten days to kill the Mahishasura and the Navaratri was celebrated to praise the Hindu Lord Durga with nine nights and ten days